Stories by Former Farm and Dairy Reporters

Demand it and they will make it

Thursday, October 2, 2003

Farmers can plant and raise whatever they want, but consumers’ demands really shape the food industry.

Pure horsepower drives first contest

Thursday, September 25, 2003

While the Farm Science Review typically boasts the biggest, newest, sleekest equipment to catch farmers’ fancy, the true horsepower was at a horse plowing contest.

Shammoes receive highest award

Thursday, September 18, 2003

Louisville, Ohio, couple wins Stark Farm Bureau Distinguished Service award.

Serve up some soybeans with that steak

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Green soybeans, known as edamame, are bred specifically to eat as a vegetable.

Rural youth borrow money, build dreams

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Twelve-year-old Mark Riley from Ashtabula County used his first $5,000 USDA Farm Service Agency youth loan to buy four Holsteins.

Once-a-day milking opens doors

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Milking cows once a day may give farmers an opportunity to pursue other interests, reduce stress and finally have time for a nap.

CWT buyout dairy program rolls into action

Thursday, September 11, 2003

Milk producers should start receiving notification this month whether or not their CWT bid was accepted.

Buyers stay up late to help Geauga Co. 4-H’ers

Thursday, September 4, 2003

The small animal sale stole the show at this year’s Geauga County Fair market livestock sale.

Stark County Fair sale earns $384,000 for youth

Thursday, September 4, 2003

New hog record bid set at $13 a pound at Stark County Fair.

Labor of love

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Tractors are farmer Carl Rufener’s life and his hobby. Here he shares 25 antique tractors he restored, including a rare Gibson.

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